but i still think they continually are getting lost on trivialities. and they keep avoiding their core argument. and it's been a problem for the campaign. >> rose: was it a problem not to talk about foreign policy in the acceptance speech? >> no, i mean this still is an economy election. >> rose: but at the same time, this san acceptance speech, it's not like you are saying, he didn't spend enough time on the economy, just something to say you know we've got men and women at risk around the world reasons right. >> rose: our first concern has to be our national security and their safety. >> well, here, the problem with that speech and it ties into this, is a management problem which is ironic for mitt romney. which is how many people in the campaign saw that speech. >> rose: that's exactly the question i have, david. >> so my understanding is not so many. so if you hand it out to 20 people, somebody says hey, you know, we really should mention the troops and everyone else says we should. but if you keep it closed, then you don't get that feedback. >> rose: yeah.